Head for the Hills

Potions and Poisons

Potions and Poisons by Head for the Hills
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CountryBluegrass
For fans of:Punch Brothers, The Devil Makes Three, Steep Canyon Rangers, Greensky Bluegrass
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  1. Afraid of the Dark
  2. Suit and Tie
  3. Give Me a Reason
  4. Floodwaters
  5. Potions and Poisons
  6. Bitter Black Coffee
  7. Waiting on You
  8. Telling Me Lies
  9. Kings and Cowards
  10. Bucker
Description

Potions and Poisons is the fourth album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul. Potions and Poisons is a look at the darker side of love, lust, and life; an examination of our affinity for and aversion to the things that make us fragile but human. Recorded at home in Colorado with the band’s go-to engineer, Aaron Youngberg (Cahalen and Eli, Martha Scanlan, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin), the record features appearances from Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) on vocals and washboard, Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl, FY5) on vocals, and a lush string section. Potions and Poisons is the most Head for the Hills record yet, and in the great tradition of bluegrass (and soul and folk and old time music), it delivers some bitter pills, but the ten new original songs are more than a survey of the human condition. This is reflective but buoyant music, restorative and full of vibrancy.

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For fans of:Punch Brothers, The Devil Makes Three, Steep Canyon Rangers, Greensky Bluegrass
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